Marshall University’s COVID-19 protocols for the fall 2021 semester are still being developed and will be released to the university community as soon as they are finalized.
We plan on a return to campus that is near normal in most instances. We are not requiring the vaccine but are strongly encouraging all our students, faculty and staff to get it.
As of now, vaccinated students and employees will not be required to wear masks indoors but may do so if they prefer. (A decision about masks in classrooms and other instructional spaces has not yet been made for the fall semester.)
Unvaccinated individuals should be prepared to wear masks in all areas, including outdoors.
Students are required to submit their current vaccine status in an online registry to help us gauge whether or not we have reached herd immunity on campus. The registry offers several possible responses, including an option to not disclose vaccine status.
Our student vaccine incentive program currently includes a weekly raffle for $250 gift cards for the campus bookstore and $300 packages of Herd Points. We will announce the raffle winners on Instagram every Friday beginning tomorrow, June 25, and running until Aug. 20.
Our goal is #thunderingherdimmunity. Truly the best way to combat COVID-19 is for everyone to be vaccinated.